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Date:   Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:43:33 -0700
From:   Ira Weiny <>
To:     "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
Cc:     Ext4 Developers List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: fix signed vs unsigned comparison in

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 09:15:46AM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 10:44:47PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > 
> > This patch can't be fixing anything because the comparison is unsigned both
> > before and after this patch.
> Thanks, you're right; I had forgotten C's signed/unsigned rules for
> addition.  The funny thing is the original reporter of BZ #205197
> reported that the problem went away he tried a similar patch.

Not trying to stick my nose in too much here but:

What does it mean if ext4_ext_get_actual_len() to return < 0?


> 	      	  	       	    - Ted

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